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Wednesday, April 17, 2013



I decided to do a space theme for our short week after Easter.  Space is a subject that all students (myself included) are fascinated by. Each week as I introduce our theme we brain storm and discuss what we already know about the topic. Week after week I am amazed by what these kids know and the ideas that they come up with.  
We separated our theme into three subsections. What we know is in space, who goes to space, and how do you get there.

We also worked hard on some space themed crafts to complete the week!

During space week we made a "name rocket" and our own constellations!

Thanks for stopping by!

- Mrs. Winter

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spring Time and Easter Fun

Spring Time and Easter Fun

Although it may have not felt like it outside we began learning about spring time on the calendar marked first day of spring. Starting early gave us something to be hopefully about as the winter weather dragged on. We focused on spring time weather and the fun sayings that go with it “In like a lion; out like a lamb.” Or “April Showers bring May flowers.” We discussed how the weather would slowly begin to warm and with that we would finally be able to play outside again. This made the kiddos beyond thrilled. We also discussed how even though the rain may keep us inside it would help nature around us to come alive again.

We also sang a little spring time song to the tune of Farmer and the dell:

The days of Spring are here, 
Warmer days are near,
Flowers and bees, and birds in trees. 
The days of spring are here.

We also spent a lot of time talking about the Easter Story. Together we read a child friendly but honest version of the Easter Story and the Passion of Christ. The children listen intently as we read it together and then shared their questions and feelings. We spent time praying together as a class and reflected on how much we are loved by God and by Jesus. I find these moments together with the class to be so special. It is beautiful to listen and join them in little prayers throughout the day.

We also sang a little Easter song to the tune of Mary had a Little Lamb
Jesus is alive today, alive today, alive today. Jesus is alive today, it is Easter morning!

Here is a little looks that we did for spring and Easter:

'stained glass" Easter cross

Springtime rainbows and umbrellas.

Thanks for checking in!
- Mrs. Winter


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